Nancy D Tolson
Nancy D Tolson is the assistant director of the African American Studies Program at UofSC. Thanks to her parents, Nancy has had a strong interest in Black culture all of her life. She has a Master’s in African World Studies and a PhD in English Education from the University of Iowa where she studied Black folklore and Black children’s literature. Nancy has been a storyteller as long as she was able to talk. She has been involved in Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Festival for the past five years. Nancy is a docent for the Columbia Museum of Art. She is the author of Black Children’s Literature Got de Blues: The Creativity of Black Writers and Illustrators and Tales of Africa. Her other critical and creative work can be found in various academic journals, books, and walls. Dr. Tolson and her husband have been successfully raised by their three children and are now being empowered by their five grandsons.